WhatsApp Shares Updates On Privacy Policy Row

Amid the ongoing criticism over new privacy policy announced by WhatsApp, the company shares updates regarding the Privacy Policy Row.

The world’s largest messaging platform in an official statement said:

“We recently updated our Privacy Policy and we have received many thoughtful questions. With some of the rumors going around, we want to answer some of the common questions we have received. We go to great lengths to build WhatsApp in a way that helps people communicate privately”.

“We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data,” the statement added.


Furthermore, WhatsApp in the Security and Privacy section of its website stated: “We don’t share this data with Facebook for ads. Again, these private chats are end-to-end encrypted so we can’t see their content.”

For “additional privacy”, WhatsApp suggested its users change message settings to “disappear from chats after you send them”. Complete steps on how to accomplish this have been shared on its website.


This is the second clarification to be issued by WhatsApp, one of the biggest cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service provider in the world, since it revamped its privacy policy stating it will share data with its parent company Facebook.

Privacy concerns and fear of security breach have prompted people to opt for other messaging applications worldwide.

WhatsApp’s new terms and privacy policy will take effect on February 8, 2021.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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